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  • May 26, 2015

    Posted by Paul Branagan at 5/26/2015

    Week of May 25 – May 29, 2015

    Hello Sachems! I hope you had a great long weekend! This week celebrates the final week of school for the Class of 2015.  Beginning next week our school will begin the celebration of Senior Week and I am so excited to celebrate this outstanding class. I want to wish each of them well. For the rest of you...it now time to focus on the classes that are remaining and as we prepare for the final push for the last month of school, it is important to note some of the comments that our out-going seniors shared about their time at MHS. The seniors made comments as to how fast this experience went and as many are graduating with no regret, there were some who wished the did better, or joined a club, or simply engaged in school more. I hope each of you take these words of reflection from our seniors and use them as motivation to change your own path if needed. Be sure to use the month of June to truly FinishSTRONG! Here are a few items for the week ahead!

    1. Sachem Shout-Out:
      • A note of sincere appreciation to the students of the Futures Program for their outstanding work with the Middleborough Elks last week for a day of teambuilding. You truly made our school community proud!
      • To the cast and crew of the “That’s Entertainment 37”…CONGRATULATIONS on a great show! The History of TV was well done…and really brought our community together!
      • Congratulations to all of our art students for the outstanding art pieces on display the Art Show on Friday. Our gym was crowded with parents, community members and current and future Sachems…and all were in awe of your work. I was so proud to see your creations! Well done!
      • Congratulations to the MHS Band for their participation in the numerous Memorial Day Events within the town of Middleborough. Your participation is truly appreciated!
      • It is important to note a first for Middleborough High School, which I am so excited about. Every one of the spring sports teams this season are making their way to tournament games, state track meets and league championships. A special note of thanks and appreciation to our spring athletes who put on the Black and Orange for each and every game, match or meet and represent our school with tremendous pride. Congratulations on what you have accomplished for our school. I look forward to seeing the tournament games. J
    1.  2015 -2016 Academic Student Schedules ~ Distributed for Review:
      • On Friday of last week, you were given your courses you were scheduled for the upcoming school year. It is important to take special attention to your courses that you will be scheduled for next year. You may see your guidance counselor during all four lunches to make any adjustments to your schedule. Please keep in mind….I want you to challenge yourself and consider taking the numerous academic rigorous classes that are offered at MHS. Here is the schedule for meeting with the Guidance Department:

                                           i.    Class of 2016 ~ May 26 – May 29 ~ During all FOUR Lunches

                                          ii.    Class of 2017 ~ June 1 – June 5 ~ During all FOUR lunches

                                         iii.    Class of 2018 ~ June 8 – June 12 ~ During all FOUR lunches

      • Your Guidance Counselor will be located in the Cafeteria during all lunches during this time frame!
      • If you course listing looks GREAT…then there is no need to see your guidance counselor. 
    1. Senior Exams:
      • Senior Exams will take place on Thursday and Friday of this week. Seniors ONLY will be dismissed at 10:15am on both Thursday and Friday of this week at the conclusion of their exams. Thursday, May 28 ~ Block 1 & 2 Exams & Friday, May 29, Block 3 & 4 Exams 
    1. Biology MCAS is coming ~ June 8 & 9
      • The next round of Biology MCAS is quickly approaching for MHS. For the students who are currently enrolled in biology will be sitting for their MCAS Assessment in Biology on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9. More information will be forthcoming this week. However, please know about the extra help sessions being held beginning Tuesday of this week in the MHS Library. 
    1.  MHS Athlete Workshop ~ Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30, 2015:
      • The MHS Athletic Department will be hosting the FIRST ANNUAL ATHLETE WORKSHOP on Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30 in the MHS Gym! This workshop/conference will help our athletes see the balance and connection between being a good and committed athlete…and the meaning of true leadership within our school. 
      • Please see Mr. Perry ASAP to be a part of this new event to our MHS Community! I hope to see you there. 
    1.  Wear GRAY on Thursday, May 28, 2015:
      • May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and Middleborough Public Schools is helping bring awareness to this very important issue to take notice. Show your support of the continued research to help fight Brain Cancer by wearing GRAY on Thursday, May 28th. Thank you for your support of Brain Cancer Awareness Month!

    Have a great week and be good to each other! 


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